NECA Announces Details, Pricing for NECA 2020 LIVE

NECA Announces Details, Pricing for NECA 2020 LIVE

NECA 2020 LIVE, the virtual Convention & Trade Show will take place October 6–8, 2020. NECA is harnessing cutting-edge technology to deliver all the benefits of the NECA Convention—including an interactive trade show floor, extensive educational opportunities, and inspiring talks—as well as all the freedom that comes from an online experience.

“We’re in unprecedented times in 2020, and at NECA National we have a fiduciary responsibility to our members in order to help get them through this challenging economy. This pricing structure will allow our entire membership to register for NECA 2020 LIVE, and we feel this is an incredible value that enables companies to provide our cutting-edge education and industry-best exhibits to their entire staff in this difficult year.” – NECA CEO, David Long

What You Need To Know

Registration for NECA 2020 LIVE will be available August 3 at the following prices. An emphasis was made on making this event accessible and valuable to NECA members amidst these uncertain times, enabling them to send more members than ever and continue to develop talent within their companies.

  • $200 per individual registrant for NECA members before September 15, 2020
  • $250 per individual registrant for NECA members after September 15, 2020
  • $500 per individual registrant for non-members
  • Free registration is available for members of NECA Student Chapters

NECA 2020 LIVE At A Glance

Monday, October 5

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Green Energy Challenge
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.: NECA Board of Governors Meeting

Tuesday, October 6

9 a.m.: Fireside Chat with NECA CEO David Long
10 a.m. – 3:55 p.m.: Trade Show
10:15 a.m. – 3:55 p.m.: 28-plus Education Sessions
12 p.m.: Bourbon and Chocolates sponsored by Graybar
4:30 p.m.: Opening Reception featuring the Milwaukee Tool Shed Band

Wednesday, October 7

9:30 a.m.: General Session speaker Victoria Arlen, ESPN host and Paralympic athlete
10 a.m. – 3:55 p.m.: Trade Show
10:15 a.m. – 3:55 p.m.: 28-plus Education Sessions
12 p.m.: Chili Recipe presentation by Chef George Rodrigues (“Chopped,” “Beat Bobby Flay”)
4:30 pm.: Prize drawings

Thursday, October 8

9:30 a.m.: General Session speaker Retired Lt. Gen. Nadja West
10 a.m. – 3:55 p.m.: Trade Show
10:15 a.m. – 3:55 p.m.: 28-plus Education Sessions
1 p.m.: NECA Awards, Grand Prize Drawings
4:30 p.m.: Closing Reception


In planning the virtual convention, NECA is focusing on a “Five-Star Approach” to create a brand new experience. NECA 2020 LIVE is designed to Excite, Engage, Educate, Entertain, and Expand.

Those attending education sessions will find the highest quality of instructors in NECA Convention history. With figures ranging from the powerful leadership speaker Alex Willis, to the communications maverick Sima Dahl and the thought-provoking Dr. Gustavo Grodnitzky, education at NECA 2020 LIVE will be better than ever. David Meade will serve as emcee, guiding attendees through the Convention and presenting on topics such as leading and selling in a virtual environment, the psychology of persuasion, and body language.

Additionally, through the NECA 2020 LIVE virtual platform, attendees can experience archived recordings available for viewing 30 days after the fact.

General session speakers will be Victoria Arlen, gold medal-winning Paralympic athlete and ESPN host, and Retired Lieutenant General Nadja West, the first African American Army Surgeon General. Additionally, David Long will sit down for a fireside chat that will cover a range of topics including labor relations, diversity and inclusion in the electrical construction industry, future education, the innovative research going on at ELECTRI International, the latest effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and more.

NECA 2020 LIVE: The Five-Star Approach

NECA 2020 LIVE: The 5 Pillars from NECAnet on Vimeo.


Attendees will find a robust virtual exhibit hall experience, where they can:

  • Interact with exhibiting company executives as well as other attendees
  • Download product information into a virtual swag bag
  • Attend trade show education and new product demonstrations
  • Enter for a chance to win big prizes in our daily “Play to Win” game, and more.

Entertainment will be available every day. Chef George Rodrigues (“Chopped,” “Beat Bobby Flay”) will demonstrate his cooking abilities during special lunch hours, and the Virtual Happy Hour will be soundtracked by the Milwaukee Tool Shed Band, a NECA Convention staple.

Finally, the first 1,500 full NECA member registrants for NECA 2020 LIVE will receive a special “Swag Box,” featuring items such as a tote bag, lighted glasses, earbuds, and more!

Registration will open August 3 on

Stay tuned for more information.

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